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Powerful Women in History 2 of 10 - Hatshepsut

Posted by on May. 4, 2012 at 6:43 PM
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Hatshepsut
born: 1508 BC?; died: 1458 BC

Hatshepsut was one of the most powerful women in the ancient world. She was the fifth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Ancient Egypt and she ruled longer than any other woman in Egyptian history. Hatshepsut was married to her sickly half brother, Thutmose II, and the two of them began to co-rule after the death of their father, Thutmose I, in 1492 BC In 1479 BC, Thutmose II died and Hatshepsut continued to rule by herself until her own death in 1458 BC

It is believed by many Egyptologists and historians that Hatshepsut was one of Ancient Egypt’s most successful monarchs. She commissioned many building projects and reestablished trade networks that had been disrupted by the Hyksos invaders of the Second Intermediate Period. Hatshepsut also led a large-scale expedition to the Land of Punt, a wealthy and sophisticated country to the south of Egypt. Hatshepsut is also believed to have led successful military campaigns in Nubia, the Levant, and Syria during her reign.

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copperswifey
by Bronze Member on May. 7, 2012 at 2:24 PM

It's is so neat to read about so many strong powerful woman. Thanks for posting them all.  :)

alliesmom112
by Sandy on May. 7, 2012 at 2:57 PM

I agree I love learning about so many strong women

Quoting copperswifey:

It's is so neat to read about so many strong powerful woman. Thanks for posting them all.  :)


LOswald0314
by Member on May. 7, 2012 at 4:19 PM

 Thanks for posting!

Mrs.Pool2Be
by on May. 7, 2012 at 4:20 PM

I love reading things like this and sharing them with my DD.

MamaMandee
by Mandee on May. 7, 2012 at 4:21 PM

You ladies are very welcome!! 

MamaMandee
by Mandee on May. 7, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Wonderful to hear you are sharing it with your daughter!!

Quoting Mrs.Pool2Be:

I love reading things like this and sharing them with my DD.


dixiegurl223626
by Member on May. 7, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Great info

KymberleeAnn
by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 2:15 PM

WOW!  Thank you so much for posting this is so interesting.

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